Poem in Volume 1
“Sixteen” — Page 115
Poet’s Note in Volume 1
Stacy Tuthill, former teacher of literature and creative writing, is the author of two collections of poems, Pennyroyal and House of Change, and of two prize-winning chapbooks, Postcards and Necessary Madness which won a chapbook contest with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and was published in Permafrost Magaazine. She also authored a collection of short stories entitled The Taste of Smoke: Stories About Aftica. She has edited three anthologies and recently edited a new anthology, Laurels: Eight Women Poets, about the first eight women who served as Consultants and/or Poets Laureate to the Library of Congress. She was the recipient of a Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, a poetry fellowship and a works-in-progress grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. She was founder of SCOP Publications, Inc., serving as managing editor from 1976 to 2001. Over the years she has read at many locations including the Library of Congress and other libraries. She has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines such as Hawaii Pacific Review, Wisconsin Review, Appalachian Review, Poet Lore, and Montserrat Review. She lives in Catonsville, Maryland.
Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
Stacy Tuthill: “Sixteen” by Stacy Tuthill originally appeared in Wisconsin Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, April 1993, and was later published in House of Change by Forest Woods Media Productions, Inc., Bunny & Crocodile Press, in Washington, D.C. in 1996. It is reprinted herein by permission of Stacy Tuthill and Forest Woods Media Productions, Inc. Copyright © by Stacy Tuthill.